Jennifer Beine has been the director of November Learning’s BLC Professional Development Conference since 2008, while also serving as the technology coordinator for various school districts since 2003. In her director role she shows tremendous work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills and incredible proficiency in organizing over 55 presenters, 1000+ attendees and a staff of 25, which included 12 middle-school students. Teachers who have attended her workshops hold her in high esteem. In her role as a coordinator she was invaluable in building mutual respect by showing educators how to integrate technology into their existing core curriculum. Jennifer has a wonderful strength in enhancing and improving projects that teachers find frustrating or lacking in rigor. She is excellent at guiding and helping teachers inspire young learners to take a more active role in their learning through self-directed learning projects.
Currently she is heading up an effort to transform teaching and learning at Lawrence Township Public Schools in NJ. She spends approximately 50 hours a month coaching teachers in sixth – twenth grades in one-to-one and co-teaching scenarios. She also coordinated 50 days of their professional development for the last two years by bringing in practitioners who specialize in integrating 21st century skills with specific aspects of the curriculum.